How To Make Gedit More Programmer Friendly
Now to configure it, click on Text Editor at the top panel and then select Preferences.
Under View tab tick:
- Display line numbers
- Highlight current line
- Highlight matching brackets
Under Font & Colors tab:
- Choose your own color scheme; one that suits your taste. However, heavy programmers usually tend to go for the dark color scheme as its easier on eyes.
Finally under Plugins tick:
- External Tools
Select Menu>Tools>External Tools>Open terminal here and you’ll get a terminal prompt where you can key in your compiler command to compile, link and execute your program. Luckily, on Ubuntu, you can press this shortcut key combination CTRL+ALT+T to open up a terminal session. While for HTML learners all you have to do is load your web browser to the page you are developing on, then refresh as you update the web page.